Director of State Civic Engagement Policy

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Commensurate with experience and qualifications



Start Date:


Application Deadline:



1122 W. Washington Blvd., 3rd. Floor
Los Angeles,
United States



National nonprofit organization serving the Latino community seeks a Director of State Civic Engagement Policy who will work collaboratively with the Senior Director of Policy, Research and Advocacy and the Executive Director in pro-actively creating and setting the direction of California policy initiatives relating to issues affecting Latino access to the electoral process, including election policy and the Census. The Director is responsible for working with a broad array of policymakers on the development and implementation of policies related to California’s New Motor Voter Law; the Voter’s Choice Act; “Same Day” voter registration; the preregistration of 16- and 17-year olds; federal and state language assistance requirements; and other election issues. The Director is also responsible for carrying out the organization’s advocacy with California state and local policymakers to ensure a fair and accurate count of Californians in Census 2020.


The Director must also actively participate in the efforts of partner coalitions, including the Future of California Elections and the Census Policy Advocacy Network. The Director is also responsible for conducting trainings and providing technical assistance to election officials and local agency officials on election policies and practices. This position will report to the Senior Director of Policy, Research and Advocacy, and collaborate on an Individual Development Plan as part of our internal Professional Development initiative. This is a full-time, exempt position with an annual compensation in a range of $73,000 - $78,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications. 



·        Monitor and analyze legislative, administrative and other policy developments related to California election, Census and other civic engagement issues, including related appropriations issues. Conduct policy development and advocacy on these issues by organizing or attending meetings, hearings, briefings and other convenings. Prepare letters, testimony, memoranda and other similar policy materials, and where appropriate, deliver testimony and make presentations. 

·        Prepare and review documents related to the implementation of various California election policies, including fact sheets, toolkits, FAQ’s, memoranda, PowerPoint presentations, technical assistance and voter education materials.

·        Coordinate and conduct technical assistance activities on the implementation of California election and Census policies, including workshops, webinars and community education forums.  

·        Recruit, supervise and coach a project coordinator; where strategic, recruit, supervise and coach interns.

·        Maintain and strengthen relationships with a broad array of policymakers, including the California Governor’s office and other California agency officials; state legislators; county and city election officials; and local elected officials.

·        Actively participate in coalitions working on California civic engagement issues, including the Future of California Elections (FoCE) and the Census Policy Advocacy Network (CPAN); maintain and strengthen relationships with policy development partners.

·        Work on other programs and projects as needed and assigned from the department and/or organization.

·        Adhere to attendance and punctuality standards of the organization.



  • Excellent analytical, writing, speaking, program management and advocacy skills (Writing samples required).
  • Outstanding organizational and communications skills, including ability to interact with public officials, civic leaders, advocates, funders, corporate/business representatives, and the general public.
  • Three to five years of relevant policy analysis, advocacy and/or technical assistance program management experience required. Experience with Census and California election issues, and the California legislative process strongly preferred.
  • Ability to take initiative, handle multiple tasks, and organize and prioritize workload efficiently.
  • Proven ability to pay attention to detail, effective at multi-tasking and problem solving.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field required, graduate degree preferred.
  • If a driver, must have a valid driver’s license with proof of automobile insurance coverage.
  • Ability to work respectfully with people of all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Supportive of mission and philosophy of the NALEO Educational Fund.



Certain physical and mental aspects of performing the essential functions of the position include the following:

·        Ability to detect, discern, recognize, and perceive auditory and visual information within normal ranges;

·        Dexterity to read, write, type, operate office equipment such as a computer, printer, telephone, calculator, copier, fax machine, pencils, pens, and stapler;

·        Ability to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time.


Once hired, employees requiring reasonable accommodations to perform the essential functions of the position should contact Human Resources to engage in the interactive process to determine reasonable accommodations, if any.



Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


Excellent medical, dental, vision, life, and retirement benefits

Level of Language Proficiency

English, Spanish a plus

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Fax/email cover letter and resume to Angela Weimer, National Director of Human Resources and Administration, NALEO Educational Fund (213) 747-7664/ EOE